It's a minor fix, take motor cover off, unbolt the coils (2 long screws hold both on), take the 3 screws out of the recoil assy. and lift it off.
Spray some WD40 or PB on the center lugs (visible when it's off) of the recoil assy. that engage the flywheel and work the rope quickly a few times until they free up. You will see them push out a bit as you pull when they're free. You need to push the neutral safety lever to pull it.
If that doesn't work, take the assy. to a lawnmower/chainsaw repair shop (they usually charge $15-20) and tell them to put a new rope on it (they'll lube and free up the lugs while it's apart)
Ken, East Prov., R.I. Bootlegger, PY26 Paceship
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Last edited by MacGyverRI; 10-09-2010 at 02:57 AM.